Context: Jesus has been asked by an elder of the Jews to come and heal a centurion’s important servant. On the way to the centurion’s house, one of the centurion’s friends delivers a message to Jesus. Jesus will “marvel” in verse 9: “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” Here is what the centurion says to Jesus through his friend:
Luke 7:6-8 “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. Therefore I do not presume to come to You. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
Observation: Faith understands the authority that God has over all things.
Application: I must approach God in prayer with a confident realization that He can command anything to be done, and it will be. I want to speak of His authority.
Do you have this kind of faith in the authority of God?